Teenager sentenced after naming sex abuse victims online – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The sister of a convicted sex offender who posted the names of his victims online has been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th June 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Call for upskirting bill to include ‘deepfake’ pornography ban – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2018 in bills, harassment, news, photography, pornography, voyeurism by tracey

‘Producing fake pornographic images based on pictures of real people should be made a criminal offence in an amended bill to tackle upskirting, an academic expert has argued.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Trafficked woman harassed when housed by council fails in damages claim – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 14th, 2018 in damages, harassment, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘A judge has dismissed a claim brought by a woman trafficked into prostitution that a council was responsible for harassment that occurred when she was housed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th June 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Revenge porn: One in three allegations dropped – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2018 in anonymity, complaints, harassment, news, police, pornography, victims by tracey

‘One in three allegations of so-called revenge porn are withdrawn by the complainant, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teacher once teased for ‘looking like Chuckle brother’ struck off after attack on schoolboy – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2018 in assault, disqualification, fines, harassment, news, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who lost his temper when a pupil told him he looked like a Chuckle brother has been struck off after flying into rage at another boy who threw a sweet at him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th June 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ambit of Code of Conduct – Local Government Law

Posted May 24th, 2018 in bullying, harassment, judicial review, local government, news, ultra vires by tracey

‘The main issue in R (Harvey) v Ledbury Town Council (2018) EWHC 1151 (Admin) was an issue as to jurisdiction, namely a dispute between the parties as to whether it was open to the Council to proceed against a member outside its Code of Conduct under the Localism Act 2011 (“the 2011 Act”). Cockerill J held that the Council by doing so acted ultra vires. It was contrary to the intention of Parliament as expressed in the 2011 Act to run a process in tandem with or as an alternative to the Code of Conduct process envisaged by the 2011 Act.’

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Local Government Law, 23rd May 2018

Source: local-government-law.11kbw.com

Daily Mail to pay Kate Maltby £11,000 costs over negative article – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2018 in compensation, costs, defamation, harassment, media, news by tracey

‘The Daily Mail has agreed to pay £11,000 towards legal costs and remove a negative article about Kate Maltby, the writer who accused Damian Green of inappropriate behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Heavy handed, inaccurate threats of legal action – Metropolitan HT harass their tenants – Nearly Legal

‘The Court of Appeal on an instance of tenancy management going bad, very bad indeed. And the landlord losing a claim against them for damages for harassment under Protection from Harassment Act 1997.’

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Nearly Legal, 20th May 2018

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

BSB agrees actions to tackle unfair treatment of women at the Bar – Bar Standards Board

Posted May 18th, 2018 in barristers, harassment, press releases, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today announced how it intends to work with the profession to make further progress in eliminating the discrimination, harassment and other unfair treatment of female barristers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 17th May 2018

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Home Office agencies at heart of Windrush scandal rife with discrimination and harassment, employees say – The Independent

‘The government immigration agencies at the centre of the Windrush scandal are “rife” with discrimination and harassment, a survey of their own employees reveals.
Official documents show staff at Border Force reporting high levels of discrimination, with almost one in four (23 per cent) saying they had experienced it.’

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The Independent, 23rd April 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

St Hugh’s College in Oxford sets up harassment inquiry – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2018 in harassment, inquiries, news, universities by tracey

‘Allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment at an Oxford University college will be investigated by an independent inquiry.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Universities urged to get ‘basics right’ on sexual harassment – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2018 in disclosure, employment, harassment, news, sexual offences, universities by sally

‘Universities must do more to address sexual harassment or face legal and reputational consequences, an employment law expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd April 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Aggressive bailiff behaviour remains ‘lingering concern’ – MoJ review – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2018 in bailiffs, debts, enforcement, harassment, news, reports by sally

‘Concerns persist over bailiffs using aggressive behaviour to pursue debts despite a legal crackdown, a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) report has found.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2018

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Steven Gane jailed after ‘driving his partner to suicide’ – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2018 in coercive & controlling behaviour, harassment, news, sentencing, suicide by tracey

‘A man who physically and mentally abused his girlfriend before she took her own life has been jailed for controlling and coercive behaviour.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ban non-disclosure agreements on workplace sexual harassment, says EHRC – Daily Telegraph

‘Non-disclosure agreements about sexual harassment in the workplace should be banned, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judge orders husband in bitter divorce case to stop emailing wife’s solicitor – Legal Futures

Posted March 15th, 2018 in divorce, electronic mail, harassment, news, restraining orders, solicitors by tracey

‘A High Court judge has issued a restraining order to stop a man in a long-running divorce case from contacting his former wife’s solicitor on her private email address.’

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Legal Futures, 14th March 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

My online stalker: The feeling he could hurt me never went away – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2018 in harassment, internet, news, police, stalking by sally

‘Stalker Callum Blake-O’Brien created numerous fake social media accounts to send women what prosecutors described as “unimaginably horrendous” messages. One teenager left “emotionally numb” by his unrelenting abuse says he “handpicked” his victims to cause maximum distress.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Britain First leaders jailed: Police release mugshots of Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding because of impact on community – The Independent

Posted March 9th, 2018 in harassment, hate crime, news, photography, religiously aggravated offences by tracey

‘Police have released photos showing the leaders of far-right extremist group Britain First in custody because of the effect their hate crimes had on the local community.’

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The Independent, 8th March 2018

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Britain First leaders jailed for anti-Muslim hate crime – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2018 in harassment, hate crime, news, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing by tracey

‘The leaders of far-right extremist group Britain First have been jailed for anti-Muslim hate crimes after targeting people they incorrectly believed were involved in an ongoing rape trial.’

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The Independent, 8th March 2018

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Paralegal subjected to f-word tirades by senior partner wins harassment claims – Legal Futures

‘A paralegal who was subjected to a “long accumulation of abuse” by the senior partner of a London law firm was the victim of harassment on the grounds of age and sex, an employment tribunal has found.’

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Legal Futures, 1st March 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk